Terror engulfed the town of Rajgangpur after wild elephants entered the outskirts of the town. A herd of over 8 elephants entered the town of Rajgangpur on Tuesday (August 17).
The ministry had issued a guideline for the management of human-elephant conflict on October 6, 2017, and the elephant range states were requested for the implementation of the same.
Angul: In a major setback to tiger relocation project, the Royal Bengal male tiger Mahavir, who was brought from Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh to Satkosia Tiger Reserve was found dead in the core area of the forest on Wednesday. Mahavir, also known as MB2, was three-year-old and part of the first inter-state tiger […]
Angul: A few days after the death of seven elephants due to electrocution in Dhenkanal, two tuskers were killed today after coming in contact with live electricity wire in Handapa forest range of Angul district and Deuli forest range of Mayurbhanj. Sources said the pachyderm, who was killed in Handapa, is believed to be eight to […]
Cuttack: Body of a 7-year-old female elephant was recovered near Sabar Taila village under Sukasan reserve of Athagarh forest range in the district today. According to sources, some locals spotted the body of the elephant and later informed the forest officials. Though the exact reason behind the death of the elephant is yet to be […]
Angul: The carcass of a 25-year-old tusker was found in Badagunduri forest under Khamar range of Angul district today. Though the exact reason behind the death of the jumbo is yet to be established, it is suspected that the animal was killed for its tusks. The tusks of the pachyderm were sawed allegedly by the […]
Sundergarh /Keonjhar: Elephant menace gripped some parts of Sundergarh and Keonjhar today while injuring a woman and damaging house and property. In Sundergarh, a herd of stray elephants went on a rampage in Ganighasa village under Kuliposh Forest Range under Bonai Sub Division and injured a woman. Sources said the herd which had wandered away […]
Pallahara: In a tragic incident, a female elephant died after coming in contact with an 11kV power line near Bhadramunda village under Khamar forest range in Angul district late last night while venturing into farmland of the villagers to eat moong crop. Forest staff of the Khamar range, who reached the spot today morning, said […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today claimed there has been a decline in elephant death cases in 2016-17 as compared to average death figures of the wild animal during past four years. After an annual review meeting of the Forest and Environment department under chairmanship of the Chief Secretary at the State Secretariat here, Suresh Mohapatra, […]
Carcasses of three elephants, including a calf, were today found in a forest in Deogarh district, a forest official said
Kolkata: Two elephants died from electrocution after coming in contact with a high-voltage cable in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district on Saturday, police said. The local administration alleged that non-rectification of sagging lines over a vast field in West Midnapore district’s Gurguripal area caused the tragedy. “The bodies of two full-seized elephants were found lying […]
Bhubaneswar: The ever-increasing deaths of elephants as well as people in human-animal conflicts in Odisha has alarmed environmentalists and wildlife enthusiasts who blame the state Forest Department’s “callous approach” for the problem and have sought an urgent action plan to prevent loss of lives. Data released by the Wildlife Society of Odisha (WSO), in collaboration […]
Sundergarh: Forest officials today recovered the carcass of an elephant from Raiguri forests under Bonai division of Sundergarh district. Sources said the elephant was under observation after being spotted by the forest officials few days ago. Though the exact reason of the death is yet to be ascertained, it is being said that the elephant […]
Athagarh: The involvement of poachers has come to the fore in the death of the female elephant near Sabar Taila village under Rajnagar area of Athagarh forest range in the district on Wednesday. The Athagarh Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Sasmita Lenka on Thursday informed that the elephant was trapped and killed by some unidentified miscreants. […]
Keonjhar: In a tragic incident, a female elephant was killed after being hit by a train near Ramachandrapur under Sadar forest range of Keonjhar district Wednesday night. According to reports, the incident occurred at around 10.30 pm when a herd of ten elephants was crossing the railway tracks and the goods train coming from Joda […]